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    Groups of 12+ receive 20% off drinks & Free bacon roll
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About Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa 4*


Macdonald Portal Hotel is a four star resort offering 85 well equipped bedrooms, with a state of the art spa and health club. The hotel also boasts an à la carte restaurant, a cocktail bar and two very testing 18-hole golf courses.

Golf courses

Portal Golf Club is home to two very well established 18-hole golf courses, the Portal Premier and the Portal Championship Course. On top of that, Macdonald Portal also boasts an additional 9-hole course, great practice facilities, the Lee Westwood Golf School and the largest indoor golfing academy in Europe.


Macdonald Portal is situated in Tarporley near Chester, approximately 40 minutes from Manchester Airport and Liverpool Airport.

  • Golf Buggies
  • Tuition
  • Pro Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Treatment Rooms

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa 4* Details

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa hotel information

The modern Macdonald Portal Hotel is a great destination for a golfing weekend away from home. With 85 comfortable and spacious rooms, this hotel is fully equipped to hold guests in great relaxation and style. There are a variety of different room types from classic doubles to signature suites, all fully furnished with flat screen TVs, stylish en-suite bathrooms and internet access.

The Ranulf is the Portal Hotel’s award winning restaurant. Here guests can enjoy fresh British ingredients and some of the finest Scottish beef and lamb, with picturesque views of the Cheshire countryside. Alternatively the Lounge Bar offers a slightly more relaxed location for a drink, or light snack before hitting either of the two brilliant courses at Portal Golf Club.

Spa information

If you’re looking to relax after a tiring game of golf then we suggest that you immerse yourself in the catalogue of treatments and body therapies that Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa can offer. Alternatively guests can take full advantage of the many leisure facilities that the hotel has to offer. These include steam, salt and ice rooms, a swimming pool, sauna, and a state of the art technogym.

Things to see and do

Whilst staying at Macdonald Portal Hotel guests can discover all that Tarporley and Cheshire have to offer. Not far from the hotel visitors can take a long boat trip along the Shropshire Union Canal, or alternatively visit local historical sites such as Cholmondeley Castle Gardens. Horseback riding and bicycle routes in the local country parks are also popular visitor attractions.

Our view of Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

If you’re looking for a two golf course venue where both are of an equal standard, then this could be the one for you. The quality of golf and wealth of facilities available make Macdonald Portal Hotel Tarporley one of our best sellers.

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa reviews verified by reevooReevoo

(8.2 out of 10)
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Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 317 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Great time had by all.
Ten pound vouchers a joke having to spend all at once,
should have been twenty percent.
Small choice of main course at dinner.
Price of drink from one premier to the hotel very different.?
Confirmed guest: 10 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


We enjoyed our visit to Portal. The only "down" element was the weather! We'll be back to repeat the experience.
Confirmed guest: 10 September 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa FAQs

What is the check-in and check-out time?

Check in: 2pm - Check out: 11am

Which restaurant do guests eat in as part of the dinner package?


Do I need to book a table in the restaurant?


Is there a dress-code for dinner?

Yes, smart casual

What time is breakfast served?

7:30am - 10am

Are the facilities free of charge?


Is there a minibar in the room?


Is there parking onsite?

Complimentary on-site parking

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, Cheshire, United Kingdom, CW6 0DJ